Author Profile

Paul Lord

Paul Lord

Sr Director Analyst

14 years at Gartner,  15 years' experience

Location:  TX USA  |  Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Paul Lord is a Senior Director Analyst in Gartner's Supply Chain research organization, creating content and leading coverage for inventory excellence and cost-optimized supply chain performance across all manufacturing industries. Mr. Lord provides thought provoking and practical insights for improvement in supply chain financial performance that take into account both business complexity and challenging organizational barriers including diverse stakeholder dynamics. This coverage also connects to the need for increased capability for integrated network supply planning and performance management.


Previous Experience

Mr. Lord joined Gartner following the company's acquisition of AMR Research. He joined AMR Research after a 25-year career in the chemical industry, which included roles in R&D, operations planning, distribution management and product-line management.

Professional Background

  • ARCO Chemical Co., Product Manager (3 yrs.), Global Operations Planning Manager (3 yrs.), 9 years
  • Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Process Engineer and Development Engineer, 5 years
  • Lyondell Chemical Co., Manager, Supply Chain Operational Excellence (6 yrs.), Business Manager (4 yrs.), 11 years


  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University, With High Honors
  • M.B.A., Lehigh University
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • Research Thought Leadership (Supply Chain) - January 2021